City issues latest water quality report

The latest report card on the quality of water the city delivers to its customers is out, and it’s good news.

Annual testing of the city’s water systems over the past year shows that municipal water customers in Biloxi are receiving water that “meets or exceeds all federal and state requirements.”

The annual report, mandated by the state Department of Health, is being mailed to all city residents and businesses in the July issue of BNews Monthly.

This year’s report also includes a new entry: Water System 0240255, which is the Biloxi Magnolia Bend system in north Biloxi, acquired by the city.

The four-page consumer-confidence report, published annually by the city, provides “detailed information on the quality of water and related services, and determines the overall susceptibility that the source of our water faces from identified potential contaminants.”

Biloxi’s municipal water, by the way, is provided by a series of city-maintained wells that supply a network of elevated and ground-level storage tanks.
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July issue chockful of news, local color

Who remembers Six Gun Junction and the Deer Ranch, the fabled attractions on DeBuys Road? The Red Dog Saloon? Did you know there was once a race track on Pass Road?

The visit to memory lane, called “Biloxi’s ‘West Side Story,'” is one of the features in the July edition of BNews Monthly, the 20-page citywide newsletter arriving in virtually all mailboxes and PO boxes across the city in the next day or so.

Besides Jane Shambra’s “Back in the Day” column and Nick L. Shrimp’s observations on Biloxi’s most-famous citizen(s), the July issue includes news of upcoming MDOT paving on U.S. 90, plans for a mixed-use development in West Biloxi, a July community calendar with a fireworks schedule, and a report from the mayor’s trip to Washington to call attention to disastrous impact of the opening of the Bonnet Carre spillway.

The July issue of BNews Monthly, by the way, is subsidized by a host of community-minded advertisers: the Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort, the Biloxi Shuckers, Big Play Entertainment Center, Mississippi Power, Wahoo’s Poolside Bar & Grill at the Palace Casino Resort, Edgewater Mall, The Peoples Bank, Alpha Care Urgent Care, and Treasure Bay Casino and Hotel.

News & notes: Podcast, splash pad temporary closure, B-Alert

City Desk: Councilmember Paul Tisdale guests on this week’s installment of the City Desk podcast to speak about a host of issues, including the Mississippi Municipal League Conference in Biloxi earlier this week and the status of the Saenger Theatre. To listen to the program, click here.

Point Cadet Splash pad: The splash pad at the Point Cadet Plaza is temporarily closed so that crews can complete work on a portion of the new boardwalk near the plaza. The splash pad is expected to reopen sometime Friday. Details: Call the Biloxi Parks & Recreation Office at 228-388-7170.

B-Alert: Stay in the know about road closures, road openings, and other traffic advisories by signing up for B-Alert.  It’s a free, real-time, on-the-go messaging system that brings advisories directly to your cell phone.  Just text BILOXI to 888777.